Advanced Pharmaceutical Compounding - American College of Apothecaries

Oct 14 to Oct 15

ADVANCED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDING is an accredited 15 hour (1.5 CEUs) practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, and marketers who want to learn more advanced compounding skills and techniques for the community patient. Both non-sterile and sterile dosage forms will be covered however emphasis will be placed on non-sterile dosage forms.

This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance an already established skill of compounding that will cover topics and create products unique to community extemporaneous compounding pharmacy practice.

The goal of this course is to expand on the participants’ current knowledge of community extemporaneous compounding pharmacy and to discover and create innovative ways to treat patients in the community using advanced extemporaneous compounding pharmacy skills and techniques.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants choosing this course should have a solid understanding of fundamental compounding techniques and skills and must have completed a compounding training course within the past seven years (ACA or other provider acceptable). A copy of a certificate of completion for an acceptable course must be emailed to in order to complete enrollment for the course.

Topics covered will include:

  • flavoring chemistry
  • pediatric dosage forms and formulations
  • Rapid Disintegrating Tablets and tablet triturates
  • palliative care and hospice compounding opportunities
  • dosage forms for dentistry
  • advanced technology available for the community compounder

An emphasis will be placed on quality assurance/quality control as well as product analysis.

Our low instructor/participant ratio allows for individual attention and interaction. The program is structured to demonstrate skills that can be immediately implemented by participants. Learn about the ACA Compounding Training Instructors at

Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend.

*Funding for this course is provided in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the ACA Research and Education Foundation.